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Institute of Advanced Motorists And Motorcyclists

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The freedom of riding your bike is one life’s great pleasures and is something to be encouraged.

But regardless of whether you’re new to the bike, returning after a break or have many years experience, our advanced riding courses can make you a better rider and bring even greater enjoyment to your ride.

Advanced Riding Courses

Why become an advanced rider?

The statistics speak for themselves – in a recent IAM study, participants said that after joining the IAM and completing the Skills for Life course:

Getting started

It all starts with a quick call or email to Helen, our Group Secretary, to register your interest.

Alternatively, we meet almost every Sunday morning at St Michaels Street petrol station at 10am – please pop along for a chat to one of our observers to find out more about joining up as an associate member.


Email – dumfries@groups.iam.org.uk

Call – 07707 035518

She took me down a variety of quiet back roads to nip my insufficient progress in the bud. Unfortunately, in taking side turnings it would appear my friend the clutch foot was up to its tricks again. It was still holding on to the left pedal while I started to take the turn. Not good. If that wasn’t bad enough, I also had to learn how to separate my braking and gear change before reaching any corner or turning. Keeping the foot off the clutch when turning is a matter of timing, but this using 3 pedals but only having 2 feet problem took a fair bit of ironing out. It’s becoming second nature now and boy has my driving improved because of it.

On the day of my test I feared the worst when I saw the Examiner scribbling away as I headed back to the car park, but I needn’t have worried. It was more relief than joy at first, but it’s started to sink in now. So has the responsibility of being a member. It’s now my duty to promote the Institute by upholding my driving standards at all times. Gulp! “

Stuart


- Stuart
 
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